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Which datasets are to be provided along-with patent application?

I am trying to patent a catalytic process (and probably the catalyst too), which I may also publish later as a research paper. However, I currently only have the reaction results - which might prove ...
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Proper title of Zuse patent submission Z23624

Consider the Zuse computer patent submission Z23624, available from the Konrad Zuse Internet Archive. The title of the ZIA ID 0177 in http://zuse.zib.de/pdfs is Patentanmeldung Z23624 "...
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How to protect public design?

This is question for mechanical/physical design. Not for code since according to my understanding code is protected by copyright. But for mechanical design, there isn't anything that has equal ...
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USPTO Customer Number

I submitted a customer number request form per this page. How long does it generally take for the USPTO to fulfill the request and email a customer number? And after a customer number has been ...
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Tools for finding plant patents faster or tips for using google patent for plant patent searches?

Title says most of it, I'm looking for some plant patents to see if my cultivar is patented, and if not if I can patent and sell it myself. This is my first time trying to search this, so I'm hoping ...
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Can a PCT application, filed with piority, be withdrawn and refiled, and retain the original, now lapsed, priority?

I have filed a US provisional patent application last year. I filed a US non-provisional and PCT applications within the 12 month limit of the provisional and claimed the provisional as priority. The ...
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To which degree can an earlier but inoperable invention still be seen as prior art?

This question branched off an earlier question. The earlier question was about the strength of a patent/patent application if the inventors later publicly doubt operability because data that was meant ...
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Independent applications and different outcomes

In short, what happens if 2 inventors file an application for the same invention independently, and the first one filing it gets rejected, while the second one gets accepted, in the period between the ...
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Is it legal to compare a patented technology algorithm with a non-patented algorithm

I am curious is it legal to compare performance of a patented algorithm with a non-patented algorithm? I guess it would be because it is purely non-commercial and educational even if that kind of ...
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Can an unregistered e-filer pay using a deposit account?

I've had trouble with the credit card payment interface in the past, hence this question. I'd expect the answer to be yes, but I'm also somewhat wondering how the USPTO controls access to the deposit ...
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How can I get a high-definition version of drawings from USPTO patents?

The version of drawings from USPTO patents that I could find are low-quality, e.g. from US20220138425A1: How can I get a high-definition version of drawings from USPTO patents?
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My Thoughts : Computer Science uses in Real Life [closed]

Folks, I want to patent "My Thoughts" on uses of the computer science in real life. Please guide me on how to do so. Thanks. Regards, Uday Tashildar
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Employer could not pass a patent examination or requested a withdrawal

I was working for a company in 2019 and I presented an idea that I had been working on since I was a student, and I developed it before my graduation. The company filed a patent application and I was ...
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How much of this profiler patent (US Patent No. 8,516,467) distinguishes over prior art?

A lot of this patent feels like it has prior art in existing tools such as disassemblers and profilers. Patent text Claim 1 A method for detecting a time complexity associated with an ...
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Certificate of Correction for correcting the Application Data Sheet

I have a problem where I didn’t list the claims of priority in the ADS, though I did on the first page of the specification. (Everything is US.) The patent was allowed with minimal fuss and no one ...
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Can I file a patent application on a new objective function for an optimal programming?

I invented a new objective function of an optimal programming which will lead to a new solving approach. Can I file a patent application on a new objective function for an optimal programming? Thanks. ...
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Cannot locate Old British Patent

I can find references to 2 old British patents, but cannot locate them anywhere online. Could anyone assist? Many Thanks. Patents: First is 25306/51. a relevant date appears to be 30Oct1951. Second ...
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How to delimit the last element in a list of means?

The claim 2 has a list of means that apply to "the object" but it may be misconstrued that the last element in the list is not "intercepting" but rather "intercepting the object" in which case the ...
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Can I patent a minor improvement to YouTube?

I have an idea to tweak a minor feature on YouTube, and perhaps video sharing websites in general. Can I patent this feature? Of course, my intention would be to sell it to YouTube.
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I would like to use this mirror for motorcycle use with different mounting as sold

In reference to the patent: USD247292 I would like to use the mirror with an "L" bracket (manufactured) installed in place of the bar end mount for off-road motorcycle use. "L" bracket would be ...
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Multiple inventions in US provisional patent, inventors in split application?

Say a company files a provisional with three completely different inventions. Inventors A & B worked on idea 1, inventors C & D on idea 2, inventor F on idea 3. 11 months later two ...
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Expired Patent US1704999A

My great grandfather held a patent that was created in 1929. I know the patent is expired, is it possible that the patent was passed on to somebody?
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Bacteria was used treat cancers at one time. Did the manufacturer, Parke Davis, ever patent these cancer treatments called Coley's Toxins?

A Commotion in the Blood. By Stephen S. Hall. Page 117 "a further discouragement in terms of the toxins is that without patent protection on a hundred year old treatment, there is little ...
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Questions about derivative process and abusive disclosure

So I recently filed a provisional application for an IP that is a process attached with extreme significance in bioinformatics - a data analysis process that can be used to make a health service 1/...
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Prior Art Request - US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function")

I'm trying to locate prior art for US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function"). The prior art would have to be dated before ...
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What is the best way to valuate a patent?

A patent valuation maybe needed for accounting purposes, taxation compliance, for fundraising purposes, etc. As an asset of a company, which are the most common valuation ways to valuate a patent? DCF ...
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Where I can find a translation of a Greek patent application?

I´ve been trying finding the translation into English of the Greek patent GR1004996B, by searching at WIPO patentscope, Espacenet and Google Patents, and didn't find it. There are just the original ...
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When does Surfinia patent expire?

Surfinia was patented on 1987 by Suntory. It is a botanical variety of petunia artificially created.
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Should I abandon a PCT application if the results of the international search report (ISR) are negative?

IS there any way to convert the report into something more positive? Should I apply for national patents even if the ISR is negative?
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Is there any database listing patent market price valuations?

If I want to know what the price of a patents is (to sell, buy or understand the internal transfer price), where to find the data to support a market price valuation? Based on comparable patents on ...
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Corpus of (non-automatically) translated patents

A question from a patent outsider: is there any point in the patent process in which a patent might be translated (by a human, not automatically)? I am looking for patents in multiple languages to ...
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Can an abandoned patent affect an issued one ? There's a twist

Patent A was filed formally, March-13-2010, published Nov-2011 Patent B was filed provisional, March-14-2010, then formal-filed Mar-2011 The patents covered some similar areas, but Patent B spec was ...
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Does 35 u.s.c. 121 (safe harbor) still stand if examiner withdraws restriction requirement before issuing the patent?

Saw this post on intelproplaw.com and was curious if anyone on here had any additional insight. Hypo: applicant prosecutes a claim set to allowance following a restriction requirement. Non-elected ...
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US 2011/0107630: waterfall flip-book cards

Patent application US 2011/0107630 claims a type of flip book greeting cards. Here is claim 1: 1. A greeting card comprising: a multi-panel greeting card body; a flip book panel operatively engaged ...
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Does this patent hold true for all carousel view images or card view images in an application?

In reference to the patent: USD613300
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How can a dating site like OkCupid patent a matching system

I came across a blog post from dating site OKCupid that explains how they match users. The post has a line saying that the system was patent pending. What does this mean? The system works basically by ...
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why are patents granted that do NOT solve the problem they describe

As part of researching patents I came across one that claims to solve a problem that does actually exist. https://register.epo.org/application?tab=doclist&number=EP14188074&lng=en In broad ...
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English translation of Belgian Patent BE629083 needed

I need the English translation of Belgian Patent BE629083. Thank you.
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What happens if non-disclosed subject matter is granted in the US?

In Europe, a limitation in a granted patent that is later found not to have been disclosed in the original application leads to the revocation of the respective claim(s) (art. 123 (2) and (3) EPC). ...
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Concern of plagiarism if I publish the details of my invention

I have a concern about plagiarizing if I publish the details of my invention (an algorithm) in patent description. If the patent application is approved, the details of my invention will be disclosed ...
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Where can I find an overview of patent cost including maintenance fees?

An international application filed via the European patent office. I would like to see an overview of the total cost in the canonical case, I mean: the PCT is approved the subsequent European patent ...
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Is it a Plagiarism in my new patent application if I use parts of my old approved patent description?

I am preparing several patent applications. I have the following two questions: I have a patent which was approved in 2014. Can I use parts of this approved patent application material when I compose ...
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Does "Vessel Hull Design Protection Act" protects any kind of object of design?

I would like to know if any kind of object of design can be protected by the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act, or if it is just to vessel hull objects.
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Are these two patents currently valid: US 20120084131 A1 or EP 2460126 A1?

I'm looking at patents US 20120084131 A1 and EP 2460126 A1, which appear to be almost identical systems for identifying a shop rather than for looking up a URL from a unique code. Are these issued ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US7,051,342 - Method and system for remote automation of object oriented applications

This is a prior art request for U.S. Patent No. 7051342 "Method and system for remote automation of object oriented applications", belonging to Microsoft Corporation. The patent expires 2021-10-22, ...
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A question regarding Google Patent sites trustworthiness

When an inventor comes up with an idea, s/he usually searches in Google patent or some other 3rd party patent archive sites with specific keywords related to the invention. Now, those keywords are of ...
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Interpretation of apparatus having specific logic

Here is a patent (US10255656B2) that claims an apparatus with specific functionality. I would like to focus on the first claim for now: A multiprocessor comprising: a register file to store operands;...
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Does the USPTO require the inventor Residential Mailing Address, and if so, why does the USPTO need it?

When preparing a patent application for the USPTO, the patent lawyer I work with asks me for my "Full Residential Mailing Address" as I am one of the co-inventors. Is it required by the ...
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Parent of a Divisional

I am wondering if a parent application of a divisional is ever granted by the USPTO if the divisional is granted. For example assume an inventor submits the parent A to the USPTO and is then ...
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How can US20200206098A1 be patent-worthy when FR3037791B1 discusses the same things?

How can US20200206098A1 be patent-worthy when FR3037791B1 discusses the same things?

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